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JOHN ZAK Original portrait of Chuck "C.T." Thompson

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JOHN ZAKOriginal portrait of Chuck "C.T." Thompson which hung at his popular New York leather bar, The Spike. Paint on heavy artist's board. 510x510 mm; 20x20 inches. Signed and dated 1991 by the artist; 1¾-inch scratch and other light abrasions in left part of image, lightly warped, otherwise minimal wear. WITH--Color photograph of several dozen men and their motorcycles posed in frnt of The Spike under a banner reading "Photo-Op '93, a Biker-Leather-S&M Moment in Time." 200x250 mm; 8x9¾ inches, minimal wear AND Set of 6 Pride flags which flew outside The Spike, in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple, made of heavy nylon fabric with grommets by the National Flag & Display Co. Each 920x1520 mm; 36x60 inches.

This portrait of the owner of The Spike, Charles M. Thompson, generally known as Chuck or C.T., hung at the bar through the 1990s. He is depicted in front of the Spike on a motorcycle in full leather riding gear and Harley Davidson t-shirt, with a guitar slung across his back. The artist John Zak was best known for large-scale paintings of flowers in the 1970s.
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JOHN ZAK Original portrait of Chuck "C.T." Thompson

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000Aug 13, 2020
Starting Price $1,500
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